Posts Tagged ‘ sauce ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Vodka Sauce with Sausage

Hearty Vodka Sauce A few months ago, we were traveling and came upon a restaurant that was filled with families, but mysteriously had no kiddie menu. The prices weren’t cheap, and I wasn’t going to order the Tiny Kitchen Assistant an entire adult meal at nearly $20 a pop considering that we had no means […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Homemade Enchilada Sauce

No More Canned Enchilada Sauce I love enchilada sauce. When we go out to our favorite Mexican restaurant, I always order something slathered in it: a burrito, enchiladas or arroz con pollo. But any attempts to recreate these meals at home always fall flat. It’s because of the sauce. I did my usual online research […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Raita

This is the recipe for the yogurt sauce that accompanies the tandoori chicken. Honestly, I think it makes the meal. Ingredients 1 cup whole milk yogurt, plain 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Tbsp minced fresh cilantro leaves Table salt Cayenne pepper Instructions Mix yogurt, garlic and cilantro, adding salt and cayenne to taste. Can be […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: The Freezer Project

I first wrote about The Freezer Project at the end of March. Since then, I’ve made a conscientious effort to really think about what goes into the freezer, and how it can help me make meals down the line. The first effort was with chicken stock. After roasting two chickens for dinner, I made chicken […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Grandma R’s Meatballs

A few confessions to start: 1) Grandma R isn’t my grandma. In fact, there’s some debate as to whether the recipe is really hers, or if it came from a different grandmother, and 2) I’ve made some modifications over the years. The original called for 2-4 cloves of chopped garlic. I don’t know about you, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Quick Bolognese

I’ve already posted my go-to bolognese recipe, but sometimes you want a hearty sauce that doesn’t take half a day to make. Behold: quick bolognese in under 45 minutes, even less if you buy pre-chopped onions and carrots from the supermarket. Ingredients Olive oil 1 onion, chopped fine 1 carrot, diced 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Bechamel and Lasagna

Last week, I gave you the recipe for my All-Day Bolognese Sauce. By adding some bechamel sauce and cheese to that yummy sauce, you can make the best lasagna ever. Oh sure, I’m biased, but I much prefer the results from this creamy sauce than a soggy ricotta and egg mixture. Personal preference. Bechamel Sauce […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo All-Day Bolognese

There are few recipes that violate my general rule of being able to prepare them in less than an hour on a weeknight. This is one of them, and it is worth every moment that you spend on it. I make a ton at once so that I have plenty of leftovers. It also forms […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Inundated With Herbs

It’s that time of year where the herb garden has grown out of control and threatens to swallow the house. The only way to keep up with the growth — or beat the frost, in some climates — is by making sauces and pestos that can be frozen for later use. I freeze them overnight […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Balsamic Fig Sauce

It’s fig season in California! Fresh figs are amazing, especially when topped with a dollop of goat cheese and roasted at 450 for 5 minutes until the cheese just starts to turn golden. Dried figs aren’t designed for the same straight-up sweetness, but they make a nice addition to sauces. Ingredients Light olive oil 4 […] Read More